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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Everything I've ever had to say in a nutshell. Looking back at 2009.

I generally try to write positive stuff about how wonderful everything is, but it's often to mask the true pain of your creative baby slipping away. But then when someone like Michael Jackson dies and leaves an endless supply of his art behind, you get reminded of why you do what you do. And the magical thing is that, even on a bad day, if you keep your eyes open, you'll find talent everywhere. And that's when you realize you really are a writer, and you start to really define why.

And then you start to get really inspired. You see Chaplin's 'Modern Times' and you see Darabont's 'Shawshank Redemption' - and you start to wonder what impact you can have on the world. But to do that, you realize you really need to work out who you are, and the best way to do that is to explore your childhood. And if that's not enough, then you can look into the heartbreaking yet life-defining thing that being a teenager is.

Then there's the film industry itself, crazy thing that it is. Sometimes you just need to completely detach yourself from it, especially when you're surrounded by actors with inflated egos. but then you have to feel sorry for the actors, because nobody knows where their footage is.

But you can't be without those actors for too long because before you know it they'll start producing their own work especially when they find out how to make a film on a zero budget

I think we should take a few brief moments to look at hot women.

Sometimes when the filmmaking gets a bit stressful you can focus on more important things, like how you can sneak things into the cinema (albeit food, not guns or Christmas decorations. I tried to ask someone in the industry about this, but instead Jake Pushinsky just wanted an interview about film editing.

For a brief while I stopped filmmaking and then became the world's biggest expert on dream interpretation. And then, using my new therapy like skills I then taught the world about tea addiction.

Despite these distractions - eventually it came time to focus on my true love - Natalie Portman. Sorry, I mean screenwriting. But first I had to deal with that annoying lack of confidence and it made me realize than rather than writing what other people want you should just BE YOURSELF -- and if all else fails, then you can use my alternative, and dare I say original ways of overcoming writers block.

And then the year ended.

Care to share?

7 comments:

  1. And then the year began. Good to see you again Kid.

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  2. Happy New Year, Kid. Here's to some more great articles this year.

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  3. Yay ur back. Happy New Year. and a lot has been done in 2009. heres to more in 2010 :)

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  4. This year I was sad we lost John Hughes.

    Have a wonderful happy, safe new year!

    -Ally

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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  5. a nice summary of a good year :) but I didnt know John Hughes left us :( I was just telling a friend how much I like his work :(

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  6. happy new year! looking forward to reading more this year from the screenwriting mastermind that is 'kid'.

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  7. It will be great to watch The Shawshank Redemption, i have bought tickets from
    http://ticketfront.com/event/The_Shawshank_Redemption-tickets looking forward to it.

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